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What is KanjiGO?
It’s a specific course for studying kanji, created and managed by a company in Osaka, Japan.
It’s a learning system that we have created to help foreign students memorize kanji, with tens of thousands of students from all around the world.
Furthermore, it includes 2,100 lessons with thousands of exercises, a written test with evaluation for each kanji and hundreds of listening tests, for a total of over 6,500 worksheets.

To date, there has been nothing similar to our teaching method in the English publishing market.

Who is your course for?
Not only for those who are interested in learning kanji, but also for those who want to improve their Japanese skills at any level.
Our course is made for those who have just started to study Japanese, and for those who speak it fluently but haven’t dedicated much time to the study of kanji.

Whatever the level of your Japanese or your age, it’s never too late to start or continue to study kanji. It’s a great mental exercise for the brain, with the ability to strengthen your memory.

What will I learn with your course?
The course teaches every kanji which is obligatory in the Japanese school system. If compared with the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), it includes every kanji from N5 to N1.

N5 = 118 kanji lessons – Introductory level
N4 = 208 kanji lessons – Basic level
N3 = 375 kanji lessons – Intermediate level
N2 = 503 kanji lessons – Advanced level
N1 = 893 kanji lessons – Advanced level/ native speaker

2,100 total kanji lessons.

In the entire course, there are more than 15,000 selected words.
After studying hundreds of kanji, you will realize how much your vocabulary has increased, and how much you have elevated your verbal communication skills as well.

The complete course has thousands of tests with evaluation, 2,100 written (one for every kanji) and more than 160 listening tests.

These are our numbers, but the goal of our course is not only to give students a list of kanji and words (there are dozens of books that do this), but more importantly to give them a study method that will help them memorize kanji in the very best way possible.

How is your teaching method structured?
We have a dedicated page which explains our study method.

Visit the METHOD PAGE.

Is kanji difficult?
Kanji isn’t difficult when studied one at a time, but the difficulty is being able to remember them. The more new kanji you learn, the easier it is to forget the previous ones. For example, if you are studying kanji number 500, you will most likely remember kanji from 400 onwards, but you may forget the first 200. This is a simplified explanation, but it lets you know that the real difficulty lies in being able to memorize new kanji without forgetting those previously studied.

Imagine our course as if it were the coach of a professional athlete. The blood, sweat and tears come from the athlete, while the coach’s role is to give exercises to the athlete to help him achieve his goals with a specific training method. You are the one who needs to study and put in the work, and we are your coach.

Kanji can become complex when you exceed a few hundred of them without having a study strategy. We can compare it to building a house on the sand without a proper foundation, it can collapse at any moment. With the right study method (ours) and the commitment (yours), the house will have a solid foundation. Of course there will be some cracks (difficulties) along the way, but not to the point of a total collapse, which would be the case without having a study strategy.

How long does it take to study kanji?
It depends on your goals. You can study for ten minutes a day, or for three hours a day.

  • Have you just started studying Japanese? Dedicate one third to one half of your total study time on kanji.
  • Do you have a good enough command of the language to the point where you no longer need to study it? In this case, your study time will only be focused on kanji, and you decide how much you want to study.
  • In the future, do you envision yourself going to Japan to do an intensive language course? Study kanji as much as possible because when you are in Japan, the majority of your time and energy will be used to study the language and less time will be dedicated to the kanji that you have already studied.
  • Do you want to take the JLPT test? Dedicate as much time as possible studying the specific level of kanji that the exam requires.

The answer may seem trivial, but it is simply “study as much as you can”.

We are your study method, but the commitment and time are yours. It’s up to you how long you study.

I have never studied Japanese before, can I enroll?
You can begin studying kanji right after you learn the two syllabaries hiragana and katakana.

If you have just started studying Japanese or you have already been studying it for some time, from a beginners level to the most advanced level, you can enroll without any problems.
Our course starts from the most basic kanji of N5 to the most advanced of N1. It is a course for everyone!

I have already studied kanji, do you think I should enroll?
How many kanji have you studied? How many do you remember?

Those who have already studied kanji know that you never stop studying them. If you have stopped studying (which is very common), but you are still interested in the Japanese language, our advice is to sign up and start studying again.

I have heard that it's hard to study kanji on the Internet, is it true?
You can’t learn kanji from a blog, forum, Wikipedia, YouTube, or an app on your smartphone.
Studying kanji in this way is impossible. You are given a long list of kanji and words without a study strategy. You will reach a point of being so confused that you will quit, convincing yourself that studying kanji is an impossible mission, when in fact the only mistake you made was studying without a correct method of study.

KanjiGO was built with many years of hard work by a qualified staff of native Japanese speakers. We have created a specific method to increase the ability of memorizing certain kanji and certain words, based on quality values and frequency. Thousands of exercises, a written test with evaluation for each kanji, and hundreds of listening tests have been created. These are all fundamental tools to help you self-assess your progress and help you understand whether to move on to the next kanji or re-study the previous ones based on your results.

KanjiGO is a study method focused on learning, not just a list of kanji and words. If you think you can study kanji with blogs or random material from Japanese culture lovers online, or even worse with a list of kanji and words from a smartphone app, you will be very disappointed. It may seem to work for the moment, but after a few hundred kanji, quitting is almost guaranteed.

N5, N4 ... JLPT? What are they?
The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is an exam that measures the ability to use the Japanese language.

On the pages of this site you will often see the entries N5, N4, N3, N2 and N1. These entries indicate the five levels of difficulty of the JLPT, ranging from N5 (beginner) to N1 (advanced).
Each level of difficulty includes a certain number of kanji that you must know.

The JLPT test has been managed by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984. The exams take place twice a year, in more than 60 countries around the world.

Thousands of students from all around the world have successfully passed the JLPT tests (as far as kanji is concerned) thanks to our study method.


Do you need special hardware or software to access the course?
Access to the course does not require powerful computers or special software. It works smoothly on all versions of Windows and Mac, including tablets and smartphones with Android and Apple systems (iPad/iPhone). No student has ever reported problems.

We suggest having a printer to print out the worksheet lessons. It’s not mandatory, it’s just a recommendation.

We live in a digital society, so why do you recommend using a printer when we can do everything with a monitor?

Kanji is learned mainly by writing and for this reason, it is necessary to use paper, even though we live in a digital age. Each kanji has two worksheets (lesson and test) that you can easily visualize from a monitor, and although printing them out is not mandatory, we advise it. Having the worksheets printed out will help you during your review process.

If you have a printer, we suggest using it.
If you don’t have a printer, or you have one but don’t want to use it, you can study with a monitor (from any device) without any problems.
As for the writing exercises, they will be done on paper like always.

How much does the course cost and how long does it last?

There are three available courses.
* All prices are shown in USD

  • PEASANT Course
    ONE YEAR access
    327 kanji lessons (N5 and N4)
    Specific exercises, a written test for each kanji and more than 60 listening tests with evaluation
  • MERCHANT Course
    TWO YEAR access
    703 kanji lessons (from N5 to N3)
    $139 ($69 per year)

    Specific exercises, a written test for each kanji and more than 100 listening tests with evaluation
  • SAMURAI Course
    FIVE YEAR access
    2,100 kanji lessons (from N5 to N1)
    $199 ($39 per year)
    Specific exercises, a written test for each kanji and more than 160 listening tests with evaluation

With the SAMURAI course, you get the complete course with 2,100 kanji lessons up to N1. Five years for a price of $39 per year (only 9 cents per lesson).
The course is sold at a very reasonable price because our earnings are based on the quantity of students and not on each single subscription.

For more details, visit the PRICING PAGE.

What forms of payment are accepted?
You can pay with PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can pay with any major debit or credit card via Stripe Checkout.
After I pay when does the course start?
After you have made the payment, you will receive an email with the data to be able to start the course immediately.
Why should I choose your course?
Because our course is a study method and not only a list of kanji and words to memorize. If kanji lists and words were enough, you could easily find hundreds of resources on the internet for free, but if you want concrete results that last, you need a specific study strategy. Otherwise, the probability of quitting becomes greater as you increase the number of kanji studied.

To date, there has been nothing similar to our teaching method in the English publishing market.
The course is not free, but is sold at a very affordable price.

Studying kanji without an established method like ours increases the probability of failure. Thousands of students from all around the world have successfully passed the JLPT tests (as far as kanji is concerned) thanks to our study method.

Take a look at the STUDENTS PAGE and you will find many reviews. They will tell you why they chose us.

I have an important question that needs to be answered, how can I get in touch with you?
At the bottom of this page you will find a contact form. Write us, and we will get back to you within 48 hours (two business days).
Studying kanji with our method is possible for everyone!
Over 35,000 students from all around the world have chosen us!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We respond within 48 hours.

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